Temple Sinai is excited to announce our new Interim Education Director, Aimee Loiter, M.Ed. A master educator and long-time member of the Temple Sinai Community will be taking the reins of our Religious School, taking them from Judy Alexander, who has retired after 22 years of leading our school. Aimee earned her Master’s in Education […]
We appreciate your patience over the last few weeks as guidelines have been changing. Please note that the Reopening Plan is dependent upon information about vaccination rates, COVID-19 variants, and changes in infection rates as Vermont reopens, as well as guidance from the CDC and state and local government, and is subject to change. We […]
The Last Jews of Kerala: The 2,000-Year History of India’s Forgotten Jewish Community – Edna Fernandes Skyhorse Publishing (2015) Two thousand years ago, trade routes and the fall of Jerusalem took Jewish settlers seeking sanctuary across Europe and Asia. One little-known group settled in Kerala, in tropical southwestern India. Eventually numbering in the thousands, with […]
I want to start by reading four versus found in this week’s Torah portion – Kedoshim.
• You shall not render an unfair decision: do not favor the poor or show deference to the rich; judge your kinsman fairly.
• Do not use rumors to stir up your countrymen. Do not profit by the blood of your fellow: I am the LORD.
• You shall not hate your kinsfolk in your heart. Hold your kinsman accountable, but incur no guilt because of him.
• You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your countrymen. Love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
Last week, I mentioned two students from Mount Abraham that have started a petition to require a Holocaust curriculum in Vermont schools.
This week was Yom HaShoah, not just Holocaust Memorial Day, but a sacred day on the Jewish calendar. Just as we remember the destruction of the Jerusalem by Rome on Tisha b’Av in the summer, so we remember what happened to us and what we lost, the Jewish people, in the Holocaust. It is our obligation to remember, to not forget, and to not allow it to be forgotten, and in this, we are failing.
Shalom Chaveirim/Dear Friends: When I came to Temple Sinai back in 1998 I had not lived in any one place longer than three years, at least not since I was a kid. So the fact that I’ve been here for almost 23 years is really astounding. But as Jerry Seinfeld said when he decided to […]
Singing, dancing, fun-filled seder! Congregants and religious schools students lead! Sunday, March 28, 4-5 PM Call Temple Office (802) 862-5125 for passcode If you’d like to help lead, there are still parts available: Get your Seder Resources here: If you’d like to participate more fully at home, have the following items ready: Holiday candles (any […]
WHY WE ARE SAYING YIZKOR FOR ISRAELI’S FALLEN
My father was a very proud American. I grew up in one of those American families where we went outside to pledge allegiance to the flag every holiday, and wore red, white and blue most days of our lives until we could get our own clothes.
Yet, though I was six, I can still remember my father’s jubilation when Israel won the Six Day War…
PJ Library in Vermont, Jewish Communities of Vermont (JCVT), Temple Sinai and other synagogues in Vermont are co-sponsoring a FREE and AMAZING pre-Passover concert THIS Tuesday, March 16, from 5-6 PM. Featuring Nefesh Mountain, Joanie Leeds, Rick Recht, Shirea Kline, Ellen Allard, Elana Jogoda, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky and Eliana Light! Traditional and contemporary songs, telling […]
The whole congregation is invited to help lead the Young Families seder! Who may lead? ANYONE! Kids! Parents! Uncles, Aunts, Friends, Grandparents! The more the merrier! The more people in a household participating together = more fun for everyone! (Temple Sinai membership not required) Sunday, March 28, 2021, 4-5 PM ZOOM meeting # : 854 […]